Legal & Regulations

  • Ballast water saga: regulation requiring...

    A number of indications suggest that shipping compliance in Argentina can be stressful. The requirements for operators regarding inward clearance are usually unclear and patience is required to understand how regulations are likely to apply.

  • IMO Needs To Finalise Ballast Water...

    The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.

  • EU ministers agree on good course for maritime...

    EU Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, where the ministers adopted the priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. Danish Shipping believes that the emphasis by Member States on the need for global regulation for a global industry is spot on. Climate change calls for global solutions.

  • KVH and ChartCo launch ‘timely and economical’...

    KVH Industries Inc (Nasdaq: KVHI) is launching a new service called CHARTlinkTM for ChartCo, in association with leading digital chart distributor ChartCo, to transmit charts and a library of navigators’ publications to vessels at sea in a timely and affordable manner. The two companies will be unveiling the new solution at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Lillestrom, Norway, this week, in KVH booth B04-20 and ChartCo booth C03-02F.

  • Container shipping needs clarity on IMO low-...

    With little doubt that a new global sulfur emissions rule will take effect in 2020, the container shipping industry needs assurances of how it will be enforced and soon. Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it. The environmental benefits sought would not be realized, either.

  • ABS Nautical Systems Simplifies MRV Compliance

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has launched ABS Nautical Systems NS Voyage Manager to simplify compliance reporting. The cloud-based, subscription application facilitates compliance with a range of environmental regulations, including the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO 2 emissions.


Ship Repair Yards See Business Slowing Down After the IMO Decision to Provide a Two-Year Delay in the Ballast Water Management Implementation

Ship-repair yards are facing yet another slowdown in their business. Besides the regular decline in business during the second half of each year, the recent vote by IMO to provide a 2-year leeway to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which would otherwise cause a flurry of lay ups for retrofitting, has only added contributed to more slowdown.


EU MRV Regulation Entering Next Phase

The European Union MRV Regulation requires shipowners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from their vessels calling at EU ports. Two important milestones in its implementation are coming soon.


Manuport Logistics Uses Descartes for SOLAS Compliance

Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Manuport Logistics in Belgium is using the Descartes Verified Gross Mass(TM) (Descartes VGM(TM)) solution to help its customers comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations for container weight requirements.